Looking for ways to engage your children in the exploration of the outdoors? PBS KIDS Parents suggest ways to explore and enjoy nature while visiting a park. Ideas include:
- Encourage your children to watch for wildlife. There is often wildlife at parks including birds, bugs and sometimes larger friends. Children can log the wildlife they see into a notebook, create drawings or take photos.
- Walk. Before or after dinner, take some time to walk together as a family. Discuss what happened during the day while getting a little exercise.
- Start a rock collection. Collect all different shapes and sizes, colors and surfaces. Another great way to bring a bit of the outdoors home with you.
Take a look at the list on PBS KIDS Parents for more ideas.